Ervin Lázár is the creator of a genre we may safely call
Central European folk surrealism, which takes on the quality of a
hallucinatory exploration into that part of the soul where beauty, hope,
and yearning live in close proximity with the harsh realities of life.
The queer identities of the outsiders in Gordon's work – and her own public lesbian identity – are refreshing challenges to the male-dominated, heterocentric Hungarian literary canon and literary community.
"...poultry know how to talk, and once they’ve set up roost in the run, they set about muttering quietly, disguised as clucking, you know, everyday things, sweetcorn, get along there, you see what I mean, son, everyday things like that, but if they have everyday things, matters to discuss, then surely they also have special, ceremonial, issues to agree on, too, it’s obvious, isn’t it?"
World Theatre Day, which this year will be officially celebrated on
Sunday March 27th, is to be marked in Budapest one day in advance by a
performance due to be broadcast at 20:04 hrs on Hungarian Radio 1 of an
extract from a new piece based on real and imaginary writings by Kafka
that is taking shape under the
overall guidance of its original conceiver, Tibor Szemző.